Stop and smell the flowers at Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival


The family-friendly Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival is set to draw a strong crowd to Sun Peaks from July 31 to August 2. With alpine wildflowers expected to be in peak bloom, hiking is at the top of the agenda for the weekend, and families can choose to hike solo, or join Sun Peaks’ Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine for the Reach the Peak — Tod Mountain Summit Hike to the very top of the mountain. While … [Read more...]

Over and out – Adam Earle signs off from SPIN

Adam Earle

Time flies when you’re having fun - the proof is the past 13 years of owning and publishing Sun Peaks Independent News Inc. (SPIN), has been both a blast and a blur. Back in December 2002, my wife Cathy and I nervously launched the first issue of SPIN, without knowing anything about newspapers or the media business. If it wasn’t for the sound advice of our very first customer, it might have been both the beginning … [Read more...]

Speed demons flock to Mountain Cross Cart course

Mountain Cross Cart

North America’s first ever Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is open for business in Sun Peaks, and locals and visitors are enjoying the experience as they race to record their fastest time SPIN took a cart out for a spin shortly after the track opened for visitors, spending four laps on the course trying — and ultimately failing — to break the North American MCC record. MCC lift operator Richard Barlow helped … [Read more...]